Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events

Welcome to the Wellesley College CLCE 


The Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events (CLCE) is a multi-denomination, multi-constituency committee made up of faculty, staff, students, and administration. The Committee sets policy and administers endowed funds to support lectures and cultural events that enhance the intellectual and cultural life of the Wellesley College community.

Committee Members


Administrative Director: Brittany Bailey
Student Services Representative: Stephanie Weiskopf
Cultural Advising Network Representative: Karen Shih
President's Designee: Keira Bunn
Faculty Members
Charles Bu 18-19
Margaret Cezair-Thompson 18-19
Claire Fontijn 18-21 (Chair)
Margery Lucas 17-20
James Petterson 18-19
Nina Tumarkin 18-21
Student Representatives
Kayli Balin, 2020
Iletze Porras, Director of on-Campus Affairs
Gina Scorpiniti, Student Bursar
Adelle Walker, 2021


Types of Funding



How to Apply
Departmental   A maximum of $1,000 in departmental funds are available upon request. Only Department Chairs, Program Directors, and Academic Administrators are eligible to request funds on behalf of their respective department(s) or program(s).  Funds may be used to support visiting speakers, performers, and for student-centered special activities.    The application period for 18-19 Departmental Funding is now closed. Please check back in Spring 2019 for information on how to apply for 19-20 Departmental Funding. 
Classroom Lecture
CLCE provides funds for honoraria for guest lecturers.  Faculty members may have no more than 2 guest lectures per academic year, and the total cost of guest lecture(s) may not exceed $500.  Please note honoraria will not be awarded to anyone currently on the Wellesley College payroll (i.e, staff or faculty). The request must be received before the scheduled lecture. The funds are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information: How to pay an honoraium  *New* Classroom Lecture online application click here to apply                                                 
General Event Funding Events sponsored by the CLCE serve to educate and enrich the Wellesley College Community. Events that CLCE sponsors must be open to all College Community members. The types of events include lectures, panels, performances, workshops, cultural shows, and conferences designed and intended for the College Community and beyond.  For more information: General Event Funding & How to pay an honorarium *New* General Event Funding online application click here to apply 
Wilson Lecture 
The Wilson Lecture is the premiere speaking event on campus.  Previous honorees have included Lisa Perez Jackson (Apple Inc.’s Vice President for the Environment), Caroline Myles (founder of the Save the Children Foundation), and Amy Smith (inventor and founder of the MIT d-LAB).  Faculty members are encouraged to nominate people of national and international importance to be invited by the college president to come speak.  The Wilson Lecture is always a banner event on campus.  A call for nominations will go out every spring. For more information:  Wilson Lecture Nominations
The nomination period for the 18-19 Wilson Lecture is now closed. Please check back in Spring 2019 for information on the nomination process for 19-20.